Month: January 2008

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Click for high resolution version »Crabeater Seal, Antarctica, originally uploaded by blather. Saw this seal first thing this morning - well, first thing after a late night! I think it had a late night too, and wasn't so happy about the wake-up call. Not sure if you can make out its teeth, but they're designed for chewing krill, and are very oddly shaped! Notice the scar on his back - it's very regular which makes me wonder if it's longline-related. The little known Crabeater Seal, Lobodon carcinophagus, is possibly one of the most amazing mammals in the world. At a population of 8 to 50 million (LAWS 1973), it is perhaps the second most numerous large species of mammals on Earth, after humans. More than half...